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Re: 24/7 Coverage and The Big Picture


From a reader:

This is similar to something I heard about the coverage of Khe Sahn during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam (I was only 4 yrs old at the time, so I am recalling a book or a History Channel Documentary or something along those lines). The TV news reporters doing broadcasts from Khe Sahn liked using a crashed supply plane as a backdrop for their reports. Seeing a crashed plane every night on the evening news gave the impression that they were getting swatted like flies, but in reality, it was the same one every night. Maybe one of your “Guys” knows the details more clearly, but I try to keep that in mind as I filter the war news from Iraq.

Give Cosmo a “High Paw” from me.


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